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Inspire

inspire-logoInspire is an international group of clinicians, epidemiologists and scientists who are interested in highlighting the clinical impact, public health burden, epidemiology and genomic analysis of human respiratory viruses, with a specific focus on the 'common cold', non-influenza RNA viruses: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza viruses (PIVs), human metapneumovirus (hMPV), coronaviruses (CoVs), rhinoviruses (RVs).

Together, the healthcare burden due to infections from these viruses exceeds that of influenza, yet there are still no licensed antiviral drugs or vaccines for these non-influenza respiratory viruses.

Inspire focuses on increasing the amount of epidemiological and sequence data available on these viruses, from multiple sites around the world, with the aim of assisting the development of antiviral drugs and vaccines that can be used to treat and prevent such infections.

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